Mom Writes Children’s Picture Book to Help Kids Cope with Anxiety

Guest Post on Anxious Ellie

As people across the country practice mindfulness in light of Coronavirus fears, one Charlotte mom wants kids to know that it’s perfectly normal to feel anxious sometimes. Danielle Price has released Anxious Ellie, a children’s book published by Charlotte-based Warren Publishing.

Anxious Ellie is a sweet story that helps children understand that, even though you feel afraid, you never have to feel alone. Complete with delightful illustrations by Nana Gonzales, this twenty-two-page book, available in both hard and softcover formats, normalizes anxiety and promotes mental health for young readers.

Price wrote Anxious Ellie to encapsulate her own childhood experience. “Growing up, I was terrified of dogs,” she says. “I really wanted to love them, but I just couldn’t. I felt isolated from certain places, like parks or friends’ homes, because my anxiety would prevent me from going there.”

“While it may not be dogs or mud puddles, children can experience anxiety in many forms,” Price continued. Her goal for Anxious Ellie is that the book will help children navigate through anxious situations. She wants kids to know that, no matter what anxieties they may face, every person has a unique gift to offer the world and nobody is alone.

From the back cover: Ellie the elephant loves to draw pictures, host tea parties, and nibble on delicious, buttery biscuits. What she does not love, however, is mud. In fact, the mere thought of mud gives her nightmares! Poor Ellie feels left out when all the other elephants go outside to play in the mud puddle. Sometimes, she feels so mad and so sad, it makes her cry. Thankfully, with the help of a good friend––and some yummy, buttery biscuits––Ellie learns that everybody gets scared sometimes, but nobody ever has to be alone.

Anxious Ellie is available at Warren Publishing, Amazon, or ask for it wherever books are sold.

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Tessie Tames Her Tongue: Spotlight and Giveaway

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Guest Blogger, Amanda Shofner

Tessie puts a positive spin on children who talk too much while she learns to listen as much as she speaks

From school success to stronger leadership—even better manners—developing listening skills is essential to a child’s growth. Through bright and talkative Tessie, author Melissa Martin delivers practical ways for children to open their ears and wrangle their mouths in Tessie Tames Her Tongue, wonderfully illustrated by Charles Lehman.

While children will have fun with Tessie’s playful language and zany ideas, parents and educators will appreciate the message that being a better listener goes beyond just closing one’s mouth. With the help of her teacher and school counselor, Tessie realizes her potential as an intelligent and caring student who entertains her classmates with funny stories.

Martin’s goal was to make sure talkative children had a picture book that highlights their strengths and teaches the communication skills of listening and talking. Tessie Tames Her Tongue provides an accessible story with practical solutions, making it perfect for bookshelves in counselor’s offices, in school libraries, in the classroom, or right at home.

To request a review copy or set up an interview with the author, please contact Free Spirit’s publicist, Amanda Shofner, shofner@freespirit.com.

Click here to purchase Tessie Tames Her Tongue.

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